Help and advice on supplying the correct evidence to support your claim.

What evidence do I need to supply?

You will need to provide evidence to support your extenuating circumstances claim. You are responsible for gathering and submitting this. Below is a list of evidence which is likely to be accepted.

Circumstance

Evidence required

Illness

Either: 

  • An original medical certificate 
  • A letter from an appropriate medical professional 
  • A letter from the University Counselling Service 

Any of which should confirm the nature of your illness and the likely impact it is having on your ability to undertake your assessment.

Hospitalisation

A medical letter or certificate from the relevant hospital confirming the nature and severity of your circumstances and the likely period of impact of your studies. 

Family illness

A medical certificate or letter from an independent medical professional confirming the nature and severity of the family circumstances and the impact it is having on your ability to undertake your assessment.

Bereavement

Either: 

  • A death certificate
  • A letter from an independent professional (not a family member).  This letter must contain their contact details and their view on the closeness of your relationship with the deceased. 

Pregnancy

If you become pregnant or your partner becomes pregnant, you made need to submit Extenuating Circumstances claims for appointments, illness etc. Helpful advice is in our Pregnancy & Maternity Policy.

Acute Personal/Emotional Circumstances

 

Either:

  • An original medical certificate
  • A letter from an appropriate medical professional
  • A letter from the University Counselling Service
All letters should confirm the nature of the illness and the likely impact it is having on your ability to undertake formal assessment and/or study.
Victim of crime

A written statement of events, supported by written evidence from the police. This must include a crime number.

Where the impact of the crime has led to a medical issue: 

  • A medical certificate or letter from an appropriate medical professional 
  • A letter from the University Counselling Service confirming the impact the crime has had/is having on your studies.

Domestic disruption 

A letter from an appropriate, independent professional or authority detailing the relevant circumstances and indication of the likely impact on your studies. 

Representing the university at a national event

A letter of confirmation from the relevant organising body and a supporting statement from you explaining why the event should be considered as significant.

Jury Service

A letter from the Court and proof that a deferral has been requested and rejected.